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  • NGT48 to make their major debut from Ariola Japan

    June 20, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

    It's been revealed that NGT48 will make their major debut from Sony Music Group's label Ariola Japan.  This was a surprise announcement on June 18 during AKB48's event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. The title, release date, and other details on the group's major debut single will be revealed in the near future.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/13~6/16

    June 20, 2016 @ 1:57 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from June 13th to June 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Love Song === 6/13 – Monday 1?.?%(?.?%) – 19:56-21:00 – Sekai Maru Mie! TV Tokusobu Special 12.?%(?.?%) – 21:

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  • Kis-My-Ft2, Hirai Ken and more to appear on June 24 broadcast of MUSIC STATION

    June 20, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's June 24 broadcast has been revealed.The next episode will feature performances by Kis-My-Ft2, Kuwata Keisuke, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Hirai Ken, Hellz, and Hotei Tomoyasu. Take a look at the set list below!  Kis-My-Ft2 - "YES! I SCREAM", "Gravity"Kuwata Keisuke - "Ai no Prelude", "Yoshiko-san"GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE - "Namida"Hirai Ken - "Mahoutte Itte Ii kana?"Hellz - "TOO YOUNG TO DIE!"Hotei To

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  • AKB48 45th single Senbatsu general election results!

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    On June 18, a vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" was held at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. This is the 8th year for the event to be held, and same as recent years, the election was held in the candidacy system. A total of 272 members participated in the election, and the top 80 members are taking part in AKB48's upcoming 45th single (currently untitled, set for release on August

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  • Another Story to take Japanese loud rock to Canada

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    Japanese loud rock band Another Story will be taking over the main stage at Animethon, held in Edmonton, Canada from August 5th to August 8th 2016.Another Story is a 5-member Tokyo-based loud rock band, who is known for their perfect English and unique live performances. Despite all of the members being Japanese, their English lyrics are flawless thanks to their vocalist KeiGo, who speaks fluent English. What is even more impressiv

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  • Kokubun Taichi announces his wife's pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    On June 17, TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi (41) announced on TBS' program "Hakunetsu Live Vivit" that his wife is expecting their first child. Toward the end of the program, Kokubun announced, "It's a private matter, but it looks like I'll become a dad in late-October." Soon after, the studio was filled with a warm round of applause to congratulate the father-to-be. While the baby's sex is uncertain, he shared, "I really wanted twin girls, but we wo

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  • AKB48's Shinozaki Ayana to suspend performances due to Graves' disease

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Shinozaki Ayana will be suspending her performances due to Graves' disease. Shinozaki went to see a doctor as she was feeling unwell and was diagnosed with Graves' disease. She was ordered to refrain from vigorous exercises for long periods of time, which prompted her to suspend her performances. However, she will be appearing in "AKB48 45th Single General Election" to be held on June 18 at HARD OFF

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  • Amuro Namie to release 'Hero' as her next single

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Amuro Namie will release her new single "Hero" on July 27.As previously reported, the title track will serve as the theme song for NHK's broadcast of Rio Olympics & Paralympics. As the coupling track, it will include a number titled "Show Me What You've Got."The CD+DVD Edition's DVD will contain the PVs for "Hero" and "Show Me What You've Got." Check out the jacket covers and track list below.  [CD+DVD][CD-Only][Track List]CD01. Hero02.

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  • Ozawa Maju announces her 2nd pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    On June 15, actress Ozawa Maju (39) updated her official Facebook page and announced that she is currently five months pregnant with her second child. Ozawa reported, "Everyone, at this time, I've been blessed with my second baby! I am currently 5 months pregnant. I am making this announcement as my morning sickness has subsided, and I have entered my stable period." She continued to express, "When I think about how we will be gaining a new

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  • GReeeeN to sing first drama theme in 3 years

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    GReeeeN's new song "beautiful days" has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's drama "Ie Uru Onna" premiering on July 13. "Ie Uru Onna" is a comedy drama that stars actress Kitagawa Keiko as real estate extraordinaire Sangenya Machi. And just for this drama, GReeeeN wrote "beautiful days." It's a love song that describes a person's love for someone they can't be with right now. Kitagawa commented, "It's a song that will li

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